A vine I planted against the garage wall got away from me
and has gone totally ape. If you want to see what it looks
like, go to
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At first I supported the vine (which took a few years
to get going) with those plastic discs that you adhere to
the wall and thread twisties through to support plant.
But the vine became too heavy; tore off the plastic discs, and now is
falling down on the plants below.
I'm not about to build an expensive trellis to support
this monster, which would involve pulling down the vine while
putting up the trellis. Anyway, at the rate it's going,
it will be over the roof and in the next county soon!
I thought of putting something ON the roof to which I can attach
the vine to get it up off the ground. It would have to be strong
enough to hold the vine.
Maybe a wooden 4x4 or 6x6? It needs to be about 6' long,
which might be as expensive as, or more expensive than, a trellis.
How would I fasten this beam to the roof to keep vine from pulling IT
I'm afraid to drive nails into the tar paper roof because I don't know
how much "stuff" there is between the tar paper outside and the
ceiling of the garage.
Should I glue the beam to the tar paper? Would that affect
waterproof-ness? Would it hold under (a) strong sun and
(b) rainy season (if we ever get one)?
Group members from So.Calif coastal can relate to this type
of roofing, so could perhaps advise about this.
Any other suggestions how to solve this are very welcome!